Session Type(s): Training
Training Tag(s): Grassroots Organizing/Campaigns
Starts: Thursday, Jul. 11 10:15 AM
Ends: Thursday, Jul. 11 11:15 AM
Young people voted at record rates in 2018, having the highest youth turnout since 1971. In 40 campus-based “Youth Vote Indicator Precincts” where NextGen America was active, turnout doubled over previous midterms from 22% in 2014 to 44% in 2018. When we engage college students and meet them where they are, they turn out in record numbers. By running a targeted campus field program, we’re recruiting and engaging the next generation of progressive activists and leaders, activating them around the issues that they care about. So what does it take to build an effective campus electoral program? From campus Welcome Weeks and dormstorming to career fairs and creating campus clubs, learn more about the field tactics that work on college campuses.
For newer activists, this session will provide a basic backdrop for organizing with a special focus on engaging young people. More seasoned activists will find this session integral in helping them develop campus-specific organizing tactics to more effectively target college students.
Tia Yap is a Filipina living in Las Vegas who received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Northern Arizona University. She is currently the Organizing Director for NextGen Nevada where she leads a team to organize young people on campus and in the community to advocate for progressive issues. Her passion is to shake things up and empower young people to use their voice and their vote to make a difference at every level.